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Capitals Vs. Rangers, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 6: Alex Ovechkin Goal Has Washington Up, 1-0

Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th career playoff goal as the Washington Capitals hold a 1-0 lead over the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Verizon Center.

Trailing 3 games to 2 in the series, Washington received an early power play when Anton Stralman received a two-minute penalty for tripping up Jason Chimera on a breakway. The Caps capitalized 15 seconds later when Mike Green’s pass from the point found its way to Nicklas Backstrom at the halfboards. Backstrom’s pass found Ovechkin in the slot, and the captain made no mistake with a high shot that beat Henrik Lundqvist to the glove side.

The goal tied Ovechkin with Petr Bondra for the most playoff goals in franchise history. Current Caps coach Dale Hunter

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